What is Liposuction?
If you would like to have a consultation for surgical liposuction, confide in our board-certified general surgeon, Dr. Richard Eller, or our board-eligible physician, Dr. Michele Cavenee, at Vital Aesthetics. We offer this body contouring procedure to men and women who need assistance in getting rid of the stubborn spots of fat. Liposuction at Vital Aesthetics is not a tool for weight loss, but it can help patients achieve the desired look in a specific area when diet and exercise just don't produce ideal results.
We are proud to offer some of the most advanced liposuction methods to safely remove fat from the neck, arms, bra line, back, abdomen, hips, thighs, ankles, and buttocks to produce a leaner appearance on one or multiple body parts. During your initial visit, Dr. Eller or Dr. Cavenee will examine problematic areas to see if liposuction is the right solution to attain a healthy appearance. Book your consultation today in Dallas, TX.
"Another Dr. Eller fan here! He did surgery on my elderly dad in an emergency situation. My dad was not a candidate for elective surgery due to his age and health issues, and Dr. Eller did what he could to help him avoid surgery. But when it was inevitable, he gave him the best possible chance of recovery, which he achieved! He also spent all the time needed to help us understand what was going on. I know he didn’t get paid extra for all the time he took with my dad, but he treated him as if he was a family member. We are so thankful there are doctors like him who haven’t given up on the medical profession! Thank you, Dr. Eller. We are eternally grateful!"- C.B. / Healthgrades / Jun 24, 2020
"I’ve known Dr. Eller for years. You will be hard pressed to find another doctor who is invested in his patients the way Dr. Eller is. He truly has a servant’s heart and is dedicated to providing the best medical and wellness plan to meet each patient’s needs."- K.S. / Facebook / Dec 24, 2019
"Dr. Richard Eller is one of the best doctors out there! He is kind and has a wonder bedside manner, which many other doctors lack! He is going to find out what’s wrong and get you the help you need! His detailed testing will find out what’s wrong regarding your hormones - you will improve and get better! Ladies and Gentlemen, he is a great doctor! Go see him! And Katelin, who works in his office is just lovely and follows back up with you in a timely manner! Such great people!"- A.M. / Facebook / Oct 14, 2019
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"I met Reese and Dr. Cavenee a couple years back and had my first appointment with Reese and Dr. Eller today. Love them both. Reese has been so great at communicating before the appointment and during. They were accommodating and allowed me to have a spa day today. No stress and they kept spoiling me. Everyone loves what they do at this boutique practice making the patient, or client, the focus, and not the sale. I'm excited to return back as Reese and Dr. Eller never made me feel pressured and really took such great care of me. I didn't want to leave, but I'll be back in a couple weeks so it's ok! Thank you so much Reese for keeping in touch over the years and waiting for me to come in when the time was right!"- D.F. / Google / Apr 13, 2019
Can I have liposuction?
If you are considering liposuction, we will assess your skin to see if it is healthy enough for fat reduction. If you have moderate to severe loose skin, liposuction may not give you the outcomes you think it will. Liposuction is not a skin tightening procedure — it only removes fat. If your skin is already loose, liposuction will make the appearance of your skin unappealing.
Female patients requesting liposuction should have childbearing complete before having liposuction as this may compromise the outcome. At the time of your initial consultation, Dr. Eller and Dr. Cavenee will set realistic expectations of what liposuction can and cannot do for your appearance.
Our liposuction technique
Surgical liposuction is completed in an outpatient setting using general or local anesthesia. A very small incision is placed through the skin so a cannula will be placed. A cannula is a special tool that makes it easier to loosen the fat as it is being suctioned out. Once the desired amount of fat is removed, we will close up the incision. Depending on the number of areas receiving liposuction, your procedure may take longer than an hour. In the dedicated recovery area, your post-op nurse will manage your pain and care for you until you are discharged.
After Your liposuction procedure
It's normal to have swelling and bruising for 1 – 2 weeks, and you can have the sutures removed on day seven to day ten. What is most important following any surgery is that you allow your body time to heal and recover. When you are ready to return to work, you should remember to go slow. To increase your strength and stamina, try walking and doing light workouts as approved by your doctor. Keep in mind, you may see some changes after six weeks, but it will take 6 – 10 months for your new body contour and shape to settle.
Plan Your Procedure
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Living with Less through Liposuction
Fat removal with liposuction at Vital Aesthetics offers both women and men the chance to have bothersome fat removed. We offer various choices for liposuction, depending on your personal concerns. We invite you to call our practice in Dallas, TX and set up your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Eller or Dr. Cavenee.